'''Kālidāsa''' () was a Classical Sanskrit
writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language.
Much about his life is unknown, only what can be inferred from his poetry and plays.
'' cannot be dated with precision, but most likely falls within the 5th century AD.
[''Encyclopædia Britannica''. [http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/310169/Kalidasa "Kalidasa (Indian author)"].]
His plays and poetry are primarily based on the Hindu Puranas